Have you guessed I am not a fan of this type of general advice? Too many numbers and insufficient information. Granted, this was just a quick blurb on a website, but it can give endurance athletes the idea that the old school way of “numbers-driven” nutrition is the be all and end all to determining fueling needs. Be careful when reading statements like this. You can easily get lost in numbers and lose sight of more important matters such as the quality of your food and how it serves your training and racing goals.
Dina Griffin, MS, RD, CSSD